Education level: Third cycle
Subject: Advanced Urban Wastewater Treatment
Swedish name: Avancerad Urban VA-teknik
Entry requirements: This course is open for PhD students and for participants from the water sector.
Course examiner: Karin Jönsson
At the end of the course you should be able to:
· understand the basis of the current water and wastewater system of a city.
· understand what resources we find in wastewater and how to utilize them.
· explain how basic and advanced processes for wastewater treatment works.
· explain how sludge handling processes work.
· understand how advanced control can be applied in the water sector.
· describe future trends and challenges of the urban water system.
· Basis for the wastewater systems we have today
o Current driving forces
o Visions and strategies for wastewater treatment
· Resources in wastewater
o Potentials in wastewater treatment - Energy, organics, nitrogen, phosphorus, heat, metals
o Carbon utilization and hydrolysis
o Energy producing wastewater treatment and sludge handling
· New advanced processes for wastewater treatment
o Phosphorus removal processes
o New nitrogen removal processes - nitritation, denitritation, anammox. Advanced reject water treatment
o New biofilm processes in wastewater treatment (MBBR, AGS and MABR)
o New biofilm processes in wastewater treatment (AGS)
o Simple tools for evaluation of carbon footprint from WWTP
o Application of new microbiological methods in wastewater treatment systems
o Bulking sludge control
· Advances in sludge treatment and handling of emerging problems
o Separation technologies, incl. membranes, DMF, MBR
o Removal of micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater
o Anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants
o Advanced control
o New challenges, Climate change, New cities
The course is designed as an on-line 3-days intensive course with lectures and exercises. The course also includes preparatory work (reading) and a written assignment to be handed in after the course.
Grading scale: Fail/Pass
Assessment: Active participation during lecturers and exercises. Compulsory participation in all course activities including lectures, exercises and written assignment.
Senior lecturer Karin Jönsson – Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University